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Recorded Webinar: The Impact of Long-Term Care on the Profession of Respiratory Care

Presenter: Lynda Goodfellow, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs – The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health

Healthcare organizations are unsure of future reimbursement payments. Moreover, ICUs typically consume >20% of the financial resources of a hospital. Professions will examine various aspects of how long-term respiratory care will impact the profession of respiratory care and how the respiratory therapist is key to reducing the length of stay and for providing cost-effective care to the long-term chronic pulmonary patient.

Attendees will learn about:

  • The current reimbursement systems for LTC and the sustainability of our current reality
  • LTC and its impact on respiratory care and the RT
  • The differences in chronic illness and those patients who are the chronic critically ill
  • The advantages and disadvantages of post-acute care settings?
  • How to change the trends and predictions